Let me get this straight: A candy bar maker is adding vitamins, minerals and protein to its flagship product in order to make the treat healthier, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest is complaining [“Snickers Maker Turns to Energy Bar Amid Corporate Makeover,” Newsday.com, June 22].
The center’s president once told a magazine that his group was “proud about finding something wrong with practically everything.” Indeed. This is the same group that has demonized restaurant menus, ruined movie popcorn for millions of Americans and now wants to tax most soft drinks and snack foods out of our reach.
Apparently, food companies who improve the healthfulness of their products can look forward to even more bashing. The organization, a Ralph Nader throwback, is really more anti-corporate than pro-nutrition.